History UsefulNotes / Mexico

15th Jan '17 6:59:53 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/PansLabyrinth''
9th Jan '17 5:50:36 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu -- Film director, currently best known for directing ''Film/TheRevenant'', the movie that gave LeonardoDiCaprio his first Oscar.

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* Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu -- Film director, currently best known for directing ''Film/TheRevenant'', the movie that gave LeonardoDiCaprio Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio his first Oscar.
25th Dec '16 10:14:11 AM jamespolk
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* Creator/SalmaHayek -- the apotheosis of SpicyLatina
25th Dec '16 10:12:18 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''



* ''Film/{{Apocalypto}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheBookOfLife''
8th Dec '16 6:52:21 PM N1KF
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* Main/{{Bandito}}

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* Main/{{Mayincatec}}

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* UsefulNotes/MexicoCity



If they make fun of others, rest assured they have developed a level of [[SelfDeprecation self deprecating]] humor Creator/WoodyAllen would admire (before knocking himself for it). Since making fun of people based on their race, their gender, or their handicaps isn't considered as politically incorrect as it is in the US or the UK it may seem that Mexican comedy can be [[UnfortunateImplications crass]]. But it's precisely because of their greater disregard towards political correctness that limits in Hollywood's depiction of Mexicans are rather set by Chicanos than by actual Mexicans. [[CulturalCringe Another phenomenon is Malinchismo: a very old and widespread tendency to show any unjustified preference, however slight, for foreign over national stuff]].

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If they make fun of others, rest assured they have developed a level of [[SelfDeprecation self deprecating]] {{self deprecati|on}}ng humor Creator/WoodyAllen would admire (before knocking himself for it). Since making fun of people based on their race, their gender, or their handicaps isn't considered as politically incorrect as it is in the US or the UK it may seem that Mexican comedy can be [[UnfortunateImplications crass]]. But it's precisely because of their greater disregard towards political correctness that limits in Hollywood's depiction of Mexicans are rather set by Chicanos than by actual Mexicans. [[CulturalCringe Another phenomenon is Malinchismo: a very old and widespread tendency to show any unjustified preference, however slight, for foreign over national stuff]].



They filmed TheMovie of [[Manga/DragonBall Dragonball Z]] in Mexico City and Durango. Considering [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff how insanely popular]] the anime was (and still is) in Mexico, hooray! [[BrokenBase Or Not!]]

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They filmed TheMovie of [[Manga/DragonBall Dragonball Z]] in Mexico City UsefulNotes/MexicoCity and Durango. Considering [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff how insanely popular]] the anime was (and still is) in Mexico, hooray! [[BrokenBase Or Not!]]
3rd Nov '16 4:52:22 PM StarTropes
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* Miguel Alcubierre -- Theoretical physicist. Currently trying to make [[Franchise/StarTrek warp drive]] a reality.
21st Sep '16 6:29:33 PM nombretomado
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Cable access and satellite TV in Mexico, like rock music and videogames, basically took off after 1994 thanks to the NAFTA, which allowed private TV operators to import foreign TV programming. Prior to that it was still technically possible to watch foreign TV, but for that you required a huge satellite dish, some ''very'' expensive decoding equipment, and on top of that you had to learn at least English in order to understand untranslated, uncaptioned foreign programs. Satellite TV later came around 1997-1998, when [=DirecTV=] started operations in Mexico, later followed by Televisa's own service SKY. While its impact on Mexican culture was initially limited since few people were initially capable of affording it, cable and satellite TV eventually managed to create some cultural impact in part by showing off how Mexican broadcasting media content regulations did not apply to paid TV and capitalizing on the moral panic caused by the new foreign shows that suddenly arrived in the country. Paid TV is how Mexico got to know and love shows like ''SouthPark'', ''PimpMyRide'', ''BeakmansWorld'' (which aired initially on Warner Channel and later on Once TV while ''BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' was never even aired), ''{{Jackass}}'', ''DigimonAdventure'', ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', the old ''DiscoveryKids'' that was initially more focused on 9-12 year olds instead of toddlers, and the fondly remembered TV channel ''Locomotion / Animax'' which, despite being unpopular, never failed to surprise its viewers with its assortment that covered everything from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' to ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.

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Cable access and satellite TV in Mexico, like rock music and videogames, basically took off after 1994 thanks to the NAFTA, which allowed private TV operators to import foreign TV programming. Prior to that it was still technically possible to watch foreign TV, but for that you required a huge satellite dish, some ''very'' expensive decoding equipment, and on top of that you had to learn at least English in order to understand untranslated, uncaptioned foreign programs. Satellite TV later came around 1997-1998, when [=DirecTV=] started operations in Mexico, later followed by Televisa's own service SKY. While its impact on Mexican culture was initially limited since few people were initially capable of affording it, cable and satellite TV eventually managed to create some cultural impact in part by showing off how Mexican broadcasting media content regulations did not apply to paid TV and capitalizing on the moral panic caused by the new foreign shows that suddenly arrived in the country. Paid TV is how Mexico got to know and love shows like ''SouthPark'', ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', ''PimpMyRide'', ''BeakmansWorld'' ''Series/BeakmansWorld'' (which aired initially on Warner Channel and later on Once TV while ''BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' was never even aired), ''{{Jackass}}'', ''Series/{{Jackass}}'', ''DigimonAdventure'', ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'', ''Series/MalcolmInTheMiddle'', the old ''DiscoveryKids'' that was initially more focused on 9-12 year olds instead of toddlers, and the fondly remembered TV channel ''Locomotion / Animax'' which, despite being unpopular, never failed to surprise its viewers with its assortment that covered everything from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' to ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''.
12th Aug '16 7:59:30 AM captainpat
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Before it was colonized, it was home of and originator to some of the {{Precursors}} for the [[{{Mayincatec}} Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations.]] Expect them all to be lumped together when the AdventurerArchaeologist investigates [[RuinsForRuinsSake ruins]] in search of treasure. But Mexicans don't care about those [[MagicalNativeAmerican silly brown people]]. Well, not unless they're [[AmazonianBeauty hot]] and/or there's a {{curse}} involved.

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Before it was colonized, it was home of and originator to some of the {{Precursors}} for the [[{{Mayincatec}} Olmec, Mayan, and Aztec civilizations.]] Expect them all to be lumped together when the AdventurerArchaeologist investigates [[RuinsForRuinsSake ruins]] in search of treasure. But Mexicans don't care about those [[MagicalNativeAmerican silly brown people]]. Well, not unless they're [[AmazonianBeauty hot]] hot and/or there's a {{curse}} involved.
11th Aug '16 4:11:43 AM Morgenthaler
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Depending who you ask things were "relatively" dull under Porfirio Díaz's mostly enlightened "[[PresidentEvil Presidency]]" until 1910 and ''"La Revolución!"'' (For some reason, [[UsefulNotesOnAmerica Americans]] really dig this part of the Mexican history. As a Mexican school kid, all this troper can say is any civil war with more than three factions is a headache to keep track of (not complaining about the holiday, though). This is where you'll see "Bandidos" and outlaws, charismatic rebels like Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata leading the peasants against the centre, small Mexican towns in need of rescue by MightyWhitey, and quite a few [[TheWestern westerns]]... (southerns?)

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Depending who you ask things were "relatively" dull under Porfirio Díaz's mostly enlightened "[[PresidentEvil Presidency]]" until 1910 and ''"La Revolución!"'' (For some reason, [[UsefulNotesOnAmerica [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates Americans]] really dig this part of the Mexican history. As a Mexican school kid, all this troper can say is any civil war with more than three factions is a headache to keep track of (not complaining about the holiday, though). This is where you'll see "Bandidos" and outlaws, charismatic rebels like Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata leading the peasants against the centre, small Mexican towns in need of rescue by MightyWhitey, and quite a few [[TheWestern westerns]]... (southerns?)
30th Jun '16 7:16:58 PM matruz
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